Carol Jean Randall
Carol Jean Fain Randall left this earth for her heavenly home on May 29, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO. Carol was born on October 27, 1934, in Baxter Springs, KS, to L.D. and Mary Ellen Fain. She is a 1952 graduate of Baxter Springs High School.
Carol will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Her contagious laughter endeared her to the many lives that she touched.
Carol was a kindergarten teacher, in Quapaw, OK, in the sixties. She started working in the abstract office of Ottawa County and later elected the first female county clerk.
Carol married Lloyd Randall in 1952. They were married for 58 years before he passed in 2010. They had two daughters and lived in Quapaw for most of their marriage.
Carol was doubly blessed to find love twice. She has shared life with Bill Harris for the past nine years. Bill and Carol enjoyed traveling together, visiting family and friends, and seeing the country.
Carol is survived by her family, daughter, Kim Higdon and husband, Danny, daughter, LeaAnne Mullin and husband, Ryan; granddaughter, Christina Higdon; grandsons, Jeremy Higdon, Bryan Higdon, and Cory Higdon, all of Joplin. Along with nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Shirley Kingrey, of Baxter Springs.
Cherished memories will include her delicious homemade pie crust and pudding in a cloud.
The life of this much loved and selfless lady will be remembered and celebrated on Saturday, June 1, at Paul Thomas Funeral Home, in Miami, OK. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and a private graveside service for family will take place following.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation.
Published on May 31, 2019


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Norma Jean Slane Phipps
Jun 03, 2019
I have known Carol about 80 years of my 85 years of life, and I loved her dearly, and will miss her all the rest of my life, she was a very good friend, and we kept in touch as much as I could. I loved Shirley also, and Bill Harris deserves a crown when he gets to heaven, bless his heart. God Bless all of you, don't grieve for her, but I know how much you will miss her, love to all, Norma Phipps and family
Sandi Stark
Jun 01, 2019
Leanna, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady
Doris morris
May 31, 2019
Kim and LeAnn I am so sorry your mother was so wonderful I loved all the times that we went to your parents house that was such a special time
Mike & Debbie Meacham
May 31, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with Kim and Dan Higdon and the entire family during this difficult time.

God Bless
Mike and Debbie Meacham
Bobbie Atkins
May 31, 2019
Carol, you were such a great person. You were kind, loving and full of life. I have a lot of good holiday memories with you. And yes I loved your pudding in a cloud. You will be missed by many. ❤️